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Doña Fela has learned that it's not difficult to get one's family to eat foods lower in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol:
How I switched my family from whole milk to fat-free milk: “I slowly changed the milk my family drinks from whole milk to fat-free milk. The first month I served reduced-fat (2%) milk. During the next month I served low-fat (1%) milk. Finally, I made the switch to fat-free milk. The change was so slow that they couldn't even taste the difference.”
Try some of these simple changes
Virginia has learned that eating foods high in saturated fat can raise her blood cholesterol level. So she's modified her favorite pie recipe by using soft margarine, fat-free milk, and low-fat cream cheese. Now the pie is lower in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol, and it still tastes great.
Make your personal pledge to do what Virginia has done! Look at these examples:
Write the changes you will make this week:
The health of you and your family is priceless. Make an investment in it!
Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Your Heart, Your Life, A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.
Last Updated March 2012